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I came home with a K-horn ... or clone

Discussion in 'The Klipsch Korner' started by biscuithead, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    IMG_0588.JPG A family friend of a friend is moving out of the country, her husband passed about a year ago...
    "Want to come on by before the auction to see if there is something you want?" Sure, I say.
    Usual 1990s BPC ...
    but wait, what do I see, there in the corner of the dining room...

    A K-horn!

    I got it home super late last night, I haven't had a chance to inspect the load, but there was an EV crossover... I'll take more pics tomorrow.
    Please no judgement on the state of the garage :)
     

     

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  2. biscuithead

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    This was in the top:
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    Is that an EV horn? Is the driver inside the enclosure? I don't see how to access the driver...

    I have many screws to turn in order to get inside the dog house... wonder what the woofer is?

    Were many k-horns home built?
    Were they sold as kits? Or plans ?
     
  3. usedto

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    Not like any Khorn I've ever seen. Similar, but a lot of differences. Different angles on the sides.
     
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    No, I know it isn't a factory made k-horn. The previous owner made this in 1959. I've been studying the evolution of the k-horn design since 1947 , and all the subsequent Corner type speakers ...

    I don't recognize the horn inside, maybe from an EV sentry or patrician...?
     
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  5. biscuithead

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    Maybe the horn is an 848a , EV, CDP...
    Compound Diffraction Projector

    ?
     
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    Looks like Electrovoice to me, note the "presence" and "brilliance " controls on the side..... hope it sounds great!
     

     

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    The presence / brilliance controls are branded as Jensen... I need to get into it and find out what the tweeter and woofer are... I might have a "dog from every town" ...
     
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    I haven't figured out the crossovers yet... There are 4 ceramic resistors on the back that I am trying to understand their purpose... I really haven't had much time to dig into yet...
     
  9. macyjrm

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    I think what you have there is a version of the EV Georgian which is a licensed Klipschorn clone. I have a pair and love them. There should be an access panel for the front firing woofer likely mounted on the side of the interior cabinet. Please remove the panel and shoot a pic of the woofer mounted inside. That will tell us more. And I have no idea about those crossover resistors either.
     
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    Thanks!
    I will try to get inside it tonight when I get home from work...
     
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    That looks like a PA horn! Wow ...
     

     

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    The 848a is a PA horn. I'm not sure yet if this is what is in there... I'm currently researching the EV Gregorian... or Georgian... :D
     
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    Any progress here? :lurk:
     
  14. biscuithead

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    I haven’t even looked at it again since last post... the work, kids, wife monopoly
     
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    This looks like an EV. Is your wife gonna let you put this in the living room? If so, she's more understanding than the one I have.
     
  16. biscuithead

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    No... lol
    I have a couple listening vignettes in the basement...
    One has a rather solid corner that I have an Aristocrat in. Was thinking about a three channel system, the k-horn in the middle, flanked by either Cornwalls or Fortes. Hmm...
     

     

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  17. biscuithead

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    Finally got into the woofer enclosure.
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    Here are the L-pads:

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  18. biscuithead

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    So bottom half is Jensen.
    Any comments on this particular woof?
    Blue label... I’ll look it up
     
  19. biscuithead

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    P15LL

    More research needed
     

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